Certificate in Recording Arts

The recording arts certificate provides students the basic skills they need to enter the professional field of audio recording and music production. The practical and creative skills developed in this program are grounded in the study of music theory, aural skills, recording technologies, virtual instruments, digital signal processing, and music business. The Certificate in Recording Arts program is available to all Rutgers students in any major.

Note: The certificate in recording arts is only available to Rutgers students currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program.

The six-course, 17-credit program is comprised of the following courses:

  • 07:700:103 Introduction to Music Theory or above (3)
  • 07:700:105 OR 07:700:135 Making Music with Computers: Introduction to Digital Audio (face-to-face/online) (3)*
  • 07:700:284 Digital Audio Composition (3)
  • 07:700:310 The Business of Music (2)**
  • 07:700:311 Art of Production I: Recording (3)
  • 07:700:312 Art of Production II: Mixing (3)
*Music majors will substitute 07:700:127 Introduction to Music Technology for 07:700:105/135
**Students enrolled in 07:700:469 in Spring 2015 can apply this class to the certificate in place of 07:700:310 The Business of Music
Certificate Eligibility:
  • Students must receive a minimum grade of C in each required course in order to receive the certificate
  • Students may transfer up to six credits from another institution towards completion of the certificate pending a review of the syllabus from the previous institution
  • Students may NOT receive both the Certificate in Recording Arts and Minor in Music Technology
  • In order to pursue the Certificate in Recording Arts please download this form, complete, sign and return it to Steven Kemper.